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Live in New York
Stanley Jordan
Live in New York
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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Stanley Jordan is back! After a string of albums lacking focus, the über-guitarist returns with a live date featuring what he does best: no-frills, tasteful jazz that's heavy on the guitar pyrotechnics. Live in New York op...  more »

      
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All Artists: Stanley Jordan
Title: Live in New York
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Blue Note Records
Original Release Date: 12/1/1998
Release Date: 12/1/1998
Album Type: Live
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Smooth Jazz, Easy Listening
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724349781023, 0724349781054, 724349781054

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Stanley Jordan is back! After a string of albums lacking focus, the über-guitarist returns with a live date featuring what he does best: no-frills, tasteful jazz that's heavy on the guitar pyrotechnics. Live in New York opens with a blazing rendition of John Coltrane's "Impressions" (Jordan also includes Trane's "Cousin Mary" later in the set) that highlights Jordan's amazing technique and shows off the tidy playing of pianist Kenny Kirkland. With a solid band behind him (Charnett Moffett, bass; Jeff Watts, drums) Jordan is free to offer up his high-gloss guitar moves in a rock-solid environment. "Willow Weep for Me," "Over the Rainbow," and his own composition, "Flying Home," are offered as examples of Jordan's jaw-dropping solo work near this satisfying set's close. --S. Duda
 

CD Reviews

Another Jordan that flies...
02/02/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is simply one of finest displays of jazz artistry on guitar that I have heard in many years. Truly a proud accomplishment for Blue Note."
Two tracks and you're knock out
Jazzcat | Genoa, Italy Italy | 04/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Once around ten years ago I did buy Cornucopia from Stanley Jordan which comprehend few tracks from this NY concert. That was an awkward album with some tunes recorded in studio with syntethizers and electric arrangements. It was a bad idea. The magic live recorded jazz tracks and the poor more modern material didn't match. The fact is that a couple of those live jazz tracks were so good that they are still among my all time favourite jazz tunes ever .... I own almost every jazz cd published (joking, anyway more than 3000!!). Stanley's versions of Trane's Impression and Prevert's Autumn leaves define what jazz is all about. I can't explain really how good are those tunes !! Other tracks from this concert are still fantastic works, but those two man ... unbelievable. Yes they are easy tunes but the band played them at unreachable heights that night.. I want to tribute the fantastic job the entire band did that evening, but a special appreciation for the late Kenny Kirkland. He was probably the best contemporary jazz piano player, with few others, Don Grolnick, Keith Jarrett, .... few, very few. This is the only recorded material I suppose where you can hear him play seriously. A cd I can't stay too much far from."
Very good cd
Jon | USA | 09/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have seen Stanley Jordan live at the Scullers, and his performance does not get better than this cd here. His appearance at Scullers failed to impress me, but this cd did it! Track 6, Willow Weep For Me is an excellent tune that he goes all out. Though a slow tune, his solos are unbelievable. Personally, I think that he is better than Joe Pass, though less consistent. Impressions, Autumn Leaves, and basically 1-6 are all good, but you lose interest after these songs, however, I would have bought the cd if it had just these 6 songs. A very good cd. I DO NOT recommend his other cd's, and his DVD Live in Montreal is so so."